The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has assured that the bill for an Act to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps would be passed by the 9th National Assembly and assented to by the president.
In a press statement issued yesterday by the public relations officer of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Mrs Millicent Umoru-Osakwua, Doguwa gave the assurance when he paid an unscheduled visit to a meeting of the PCN to reconstitute the state command executives of Jigawa, Kano and Katsina in Kano.
Hon. Doguwa stated that his overwhelming support was based on the fact that youths had come together in their own patriotic zeal to render their selfless services for the peace and security of the country.
Dogowa added that they at the 9th Assembly would continue to support the corps for its commitment to positively engage youths within the ages of 18 to 45 years and preoccupy them in meaningful and productive ventures to enable them contribute to nation building rather than their idle state being exploited for negative tendencies.